The sixth EuroPerio Series online education session, part of EFP Virtual, takes place on Monday 14 February (18.00-20.00 CET) with the focus on how personalised medicine can help patients with periodontal and peri-implant diseases.
The session, chaired by Bruno Loos, professor of periodontology at the Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam (ACTA) in the Netherlands (pictured), will evaluate the practical implications of the new technologies that are enabling medicine to become more personalised.
These technologies are making it possible to better understand the microbial challenge and the host response, among other factors involved in the pathogenesis of periodontal and peri-implant diseases.
The promise of personalised medicine and the extent to which it is already helping patients will be explored by three experts in the field:
- Mariano Sanz (professor of periodontology at the Complutense University, Madrid, Spain) will explain the concept of personalised medicine and explore whether personalised medicine is feasible in the management of periodontal and peri-implant diseases.
- Egija Zaura (professor of oral microbial ecology, ACTA, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) will focus on the information provided when studying the oral and periodontal microbiome.
- Niki Moutsopoulos (senior clinical investigator, NIDCR/NIH, Bethesda, USA) will discuss the role of the evaluation of the host response as part of approaches to personalised medicine.
Registration for the session costs €35, but it is free for people who have already registered for EuroPerio10.
The seventh and final EuroPerio Series session, on 14 March, will put the spotlight on new concepts and approaches in periodontal regeneration. It will be chaired by Leonardo Trombelli and the speakers will be Sandro Cortellini, Anton Sculean, and Serhat Aslan.